Hvalba by Elizabeth Lovick
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Hvalba

Knitting
June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch on 5 mm needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
437 yards (400 m)
Back length 53cm (21in), front edge from shoulder point to centre 160cm (63in), after blocking

ELIZABETH LOVICK loves to explore
traditional shawl constructions from
around Europe, and her latest design
for The Knitter is based on the classic
Faroese shape. These comprise two
triangles with a central gusset between
them; the result is that this type of
shawl stays on the shoulders better than
many flat shawls.

PATTERN NOTES
The shawl is knitted from the bottom up.
Each row consists of a five-stitch border,
one triangular ‘wing’, the back gusset, a
second triangular ‘wing’, and a five-stitch
border. Separate charts are given for the
wings and the border. At the shoulders,
extra stitches are decreased in the wings.
Then one border is knitted along the
remaining stitches, removing them, and
the two borders are grafted together.

YARN

Sweet Georgia Bulletproof Sock
(4ply weight; 50% superwash merino,
20% nylon, 15% kid mohair, 15% silk;
400m/437yds per 100g skein)

Coral Rose; 1 x100g skein